Michèle Lamont– co-speaker Rafael Wittek
Datum: 
maandag 20 november 2017

In many Western societies, social status and impact are determined by personal success in terms of level education, career, money and possessions. Such a one-sided focus on a narrow range of competences and knowledge produces a competitive society of winners (some) and losers (many). This is a recipe for social instability.

Division within Society - 20 November 2017

 
New Europe
Luuk van Middelaar
Datum: 
donderdag 19 oktober 2017

The 2016 Brexit vote and the US Trump election represented a dual threat for the European Union. A populist revolt — the immediate danger of which has subsided after the 2017 elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany. But also a geopolitical wake-up call. When the USA goes for America First, Europe has to “take its destiny into its own hands” (as Angela Merkel put it earlier this year).

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